willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2005
05.25.05 12oz bottle. Glistening, coppery brown with thick and fluffy off-white head. Mild aromas of cooked, husky grains, crusty, a touch salty. Flavor is very mild and a bit bland with tons of bitterness, tingly fizz. Reminds of salted stale pretzels, but abrupt and bitter. Really need some body, less eff. lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Pours bright copper an still with a creamy ivory head. not much lace to speak of. Smells quite hoppy with hints of spice and faint sour apple.
Taste is bitter. Bitter throughout for various reasons. Spicy malt flavors in there somewhere. Not sure of how to describe this but it tastes "grainy", like unmalted barley. Hoppy finish and aftertaste. This beer is crisp and easy to drink. Would make a nice session brew during a ski vacation. Solid.
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2005
On tap in Maynard, MA. Poured a nice bubbly amber, decent head for a bar pour. God forbid you get a head on your beer in a bar. Anyway, thought this was a very refreshing beer - some citrus flavor to it and very palatable. Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2005
Brewtopia ’05. Copper color, no nose. Tasted sweet/malt. Nothing going on here. jsquire (4490) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2005
Copper color out of the bottle with a generous foamy off white head. Not much of a nose, but what there was had a thin, grainy quality to it. The initial taste was some fruity sweetness followed by an unidentified bitterness in the finish. This bottle seemed to have an off acidity to it. Not a great beer.
ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2005
2004 bottle at Julio’s Spring Beer Fest, 4/02/05. Pours a clear, amber mixed with caramel brown, small white head, with some retention. Smells of light toffee, a touch of sour yeast and some darker, bittersweet fruits. Flavor is quite full up front, with a strong yeast presence coupled with brown sugar, and dry toffee. Dries out considerably towards the end, with some light astringency and a touch of fruitiness. A bit of dirty, earthiness lingers on. Medium body, moderate, large-bubbled carbonation. swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
A nice golden color with no head. Sweet floral aroma with a hint of honey. Taste offers some hoppiness with a little spice as well. Settles toward the front of the palate. A crisp clean mild beer, a good starter for those new to craft brewed beers. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Bottle: pours copper with a small, thin white head. Light malt aroma and not much else. Flavor is lightly malty but fairly dry. Kind of a small meat thing going on with a touch of soy sauce. Average at best. skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2005
A big frothy head that quickly vanishes. It pours a nice amber color. A sweet floral aroma. A nice hoppy flavor in the front but turns metallic in the end. A good beer to have every now and again. AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2005
clear caramel coloring with a huge rocky head, weak aroma I can kind of smell something malty but even that’s pushin’ the envelope, what the hell does that saying mean anyway?, wierd, very dry hop flavor, which is good, barley malt, finishes like a fat kid at a track meet.